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Spotted this basking by the pond when I came home for lunch...



 

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It must be, there are at least 3 of them living around the pond and I often see them in the water hunting newts.
Or house is next to the river on what was once a water meadow, it's still quite wet in places with drainage ditches and ponds, so it's not surprising there are lots of grass snakes around.
 

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You're so lucky to have a wild snake in your garden- I've never so much as caught a glimpse of one, even down here in Cornwall. I've never seen an adder either. There is a grass snake at College (I'm an animal care student), in a collection of native cold-blooded animals.
 

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thats fantastic, what i would give to have those on my door step, oftern see them swimming when i go fishing, as well as all the other native reptiles, posted pics a couple of weeks back.
 

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we are lucky to have wild grass snakes on our farm they breed in the muck heaps, and visit the garden regulary. this one got caught in my pond net

 

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The first summer we were here I witnessed several hatchling grass snakes wriggling out of the compost heap, I don't think it had been used for some time, but now we use it a lot so I assume the snakes don't lay there any more. I should really start a second heap and just leave it for them.
 

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haha very nice

there are tons of copperheads that roam around my OH moms pond here in texas...they are snappy little things
 

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good pics :)

We regularly have grass snakes round by us, but I'm never fast enough to get a pic of one before it flees in fear.
Nearly stepped on one the other week. lol
 
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